Haptic device driven by grasping force for hand gesture tele-communication

Hideyuki Sawada, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

The importance of human-machine interface is widely acknowledged in accordance with the increase of the computer powers. In human to human communication, we communicate with each other by using not only verbal media but also non-verbal media. Especially information transmitted through the five senses is able to affect our emotions and feelings directly making for smooth communication. This paper introduces the development of a new haptic device driven by hand gestures. Since the device is molded with silicon-rubber with the softness of human skin, a user is able to make hand gestures with his 'sense of force' by the transforming manipulations. The device is able not only to sense user's twiddling gestures but also to display reactions against the hand gestures by vibration patterns. As an experimental trial of a tele-communication system, the device was employed for terminal devices, and questionnaires were conducted to evaluate the device in the haptic communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC
PublisherASME
Pages437-444
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791816346
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventDynamic Systems and Control Division - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: 1999 Nov 141999 Nov 19

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC
Volume67

Other

OtherDynamic Systems and Control Division - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition)
CityNashville, TN, USA
Period99/11/1499/11/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Sawada, H., & Hashimoto, S. (1999). Haptic device driven by grasping force for hand gesture tele-communication. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC (pp. 437-444). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC; Vol. 67). ASME.